|Birth: ||May 26, 1885|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1956|
One of eight children of Nancy Jane Higginbotham and Joseph Butler Mott. In the 1900 Federal Census of Satilla Mills, Georgia (Camden County), he was living with his parents and siblings on the farm they owned free and clear. The household included: Joseph B. Mott, age 47, born December 1852 in Florida, married 22 years, a farmer; Nancy J., age 40, born March 1860 in Florida, married 22 years, five living children of eight born; Samuel E., age 15, born May 1885 in Georgia; Claborn R., age 12, born March 1888 in Georgia; Lula B., age 7, born August 1892 in Georgia; and Addie B., age 1, born April 1899 in Georgia.
On October 27, 1907, he married Easter Fleming at her home in Woodbine, Georgia. The following year, their first child was born.
In 1910, his parents were still on their farm in Camden County and had his two younger sisters still at home with them, plus they had added another child, his brother Julian, age 7. Sam, Easter, and their daughter Bernice appear in the 1910 Federal Census of Mt. Pleasant, Georgia (Wayne County). Their household, all born in Georgia to parents from Georgia, showed Sam Mott, age 24, married once for two years, a dry goods clerk; Easter. age 22, married once for two years, one child, and Bernice, age six months.
When he registered for the World War I draft in 1918, he, Easter and the children were living at 53 Albany Avenue in Waycross, Georgia (Ware County). He was working as a pipe fitter and was observed as being short, of medium build, with brown hair and eyes.
By 1920, he and Easter had moved to Escambia County, Florida. They appear in two census records. The 1920 Federal Census for Warrington, Florida (Escambia County) shows Samuel E. Mott, age 34, a pipefitter for a shipyard, born in Georgia with both parents born in Florida. His wife, Ester, was age 33, born in Georgia with both parents born in Georgia. Living with them were their two daughters: Bernice F., age 11, and Mildred T., age 9, born born in Georgia. The family also appears in the 1920 Federal Census for Naval Reservation, Florida (Escambia County), with Sam working as a steamfitter for the Navy.
Sam and Easter separated before 1930 and Easter took her daughters and went to Jacksonville, Florida and lived with her sister Belle. In 1930, they were living at 26 E. 6th. Easter was working as a department store saleslady. Bernice was working as an operator for Western Union and Mildred was working as a stenographer in a dry kiln plant.
Sam and Easter never reconciled. The Florida Death Index shows Samuel Edward Mott died in Duval County, Florida in March 1956.
Joseph Butler Mott (1853 - 1923)
Nancy Higginbotham Mott (1860 - 1934)
Easter Fleming Mott (1886 - 1973)*
Bernice Fleming Mott Youmans (1908 - 1974)*
Mildred Louise Mott Powers (1910 - 1991)*
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Originally Created by: JFJN
Record added: Dec 04, 2009
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